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Benghazi: Obama and His Ilk Hung Chris Stevens and Others Out to Dry
Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Doug Giles

Posted on 10/21/2012 3:57:38 AM PDT by Kaslin

This past Friday the State Department released internal docs showing that Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to hell’s corridor in Libya, begged Obama’s boys in D.C. to ramp up security in Benghazi. And, as we all know now, he got nothing from the State Department but was allowed to be tortured and murdered by “democracy seekers” from the “Religion of Peace” in the “liberated” nation of Libya.

As far as I am concerned, blood is dripping from Obama’s golf-gloved campaign hands. Whatever do I mean, you ask? Well, according to James Rosen’s findings in the newly released damning papers, it’s crap like …

· On September 11—the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed—the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled “sensitive,” in which he noted “growing problems with security” in Benghazi and “growing frustration” on the part of local residents with Libyan police and security forces. These forces the ambassador characterized as “too weak to keep the country secure.”

· Roughly a month earlier, Stevens had signed a two-page cable, also labeled “sensitive,” that he entitled “The Guns of August: Security in Eastern Libya.” Writing on August 8, the ambassador noted that in just a few months’ time, “Benghazi has moved from trepidation to euphoria and back as a series of violent incidents has dominated the political landscape … The individual incidents have been organized,” he added, a function of “the security vacuum that a diverse group of independent actors are exploiting for their own purposes.”

“Islamist extremists are able to attack the Red Cross with relative impunity,” Stevens cabled. “What we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks.” His final comment on the two-page document was: “Attackers are unlikely to be deterred until authorities are at least as capable.”

· By September 4, Stevens’s aides were reporting back to Washington on the “strong revolutionary and Islamist sentiment” in the city.

Scarcely more than two months had passed since Stevens had notified the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and other agencies about a “recent increase in violent incidents,” including “attacks against western [sic] interests.” “Until the GOL [Government of Libya] is able to effectively deal with these key issues,” Stevens wrote on June 25, “the violence is likely to continue and worsen.”

· After the U.S. consulate in Benghazi had been damaged by an improvised explosive device, earlier that month, Stevens had reported to his superiors that an Islamist group had claimed credit for the attack, and in so doing had “described the attack as ‘targeting the Christians supervising the management of the consulate.’”

“Islamic extremism appears to be on the rise in eastern Libya,” the ambassador wrote, adding “the Al-Qaeda flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities …”

· In the days leading up to 9/11, warnings came even from people outside the State Department. A Libyan women’s rights activist, Wafa Bugaighis, confided to the Americans in Benghazi in mid-August: “For the first time since the revolution, I am scared.”

From the 166 hellish pages we see a stack of warnings, via multiple cables sent to D.C. from Chris’s own laptop about which diddly was done—and that being after prior bombings of the Red Cross and our own compound and an assassination attempt on the British ambassador. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. This is gross and inexcusable.

If what happened in Benghazi on 9/11 was not an act of terror, or an act of war, I don’t know what is. What’s the “Religion of Peace” got to do to wake this administration the heck up? Destroy one of Obama’s favorite golf courses?

Oh, BTW: Missing from the extensive documents is any mention of a YouTube video ticking these “peaceful protestors” off.

Someone please forward this over to Romney’s campaign for talking points for Monday night’s debate on “National Security.”


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; campaigns; impeachnow; libya; obama; shadowwars; threatmatrix; waronterror; whitehouse

1 posted on 10/21/2012 3:57:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
I really hope that Congress stays with this.

This has a very bad smell about it, as though this was a deliberate set up by the White House.

2 posted on 10/21/2012 4:07:55 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Kaslin

According to the MSM it’s Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 4:13:29 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

It would not surprise me if it had been.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 4:19:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: kjo

Naturally


5 posted on 10/21/2012 4:20:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

People need to decide whether Obama is just totally incompetent or deliberately treasonous.

Is he on the side of America or the Muslims?

I know what my decision is, and I would vote for any American over our mystery President.

How can Democrat American politicians continue to follow this Leader of their party? How can Republicans stay quiet?

How can we remove these people from office?


6 posted on 10/21/2012 4:27:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
Benghazi: Obama and His Ilk Hung Chris Stevens and Others Out to Dry Die.
7 posted on 10/21/2012 4:32:02 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Kaslin; All
Actually its far worse than that.

If you will notice the State dept. won't release the real time tape since its incredibly incriminating from what I hear.

Last night on Judge Jeanine Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer stated that at almost any time during the 8 hour seige in Benghazi help could have been sent and reached the area in about a half hour from nearby U.S. ships off N. Africa.

This is a huge blockbuster claim and may windup being really hard to explain away.

8 posted on 10/21/2012 4:36:30 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Kaslin

WOW!! Stevens, who was VERY PRO-MUSLIM said that the attackers were targeting CHRISTIANS!!!! Well, well, well.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 4:40:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin
My impressions as I watched this unfold:

No one at the White House was minding the store, as they say.

Obama went to bed and took his usual sleep aid.

During the crisis they tried to wake him to take command. He did not. It was put off until the morning hours in Washington.

Obama gave a very curiously mild response and said he had to get on the road to his fund- raiser in Colorado, leaving this matter hanging.

When you are an enemy of America, you can ignore events like Benghazi. In the great scheme of trying to get re-elected, Libya is of no concern to our "transformational" president now.

10 posted on 10/21/2012 4:42:50 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Amateur is a term of endearment. Incompetent is more accurate. Bush said "clueless".)
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To: Kaslin

OK. In fairness to Obama, I am disturbed that I see a growing number of people saying he has a failed foreign policy. This is not true. He has no foreign policy. His laser like focus is on jobs. He and his administration will not rest until there are no jobs. Please be honest. Thank you.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 4:52:11 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I have been saying that for weeks now. There was no reason for the White House to fabricate the blame on some obscure film. All they ever had to say was, “under investigation.”

But ...no....they had to attempt to hang blame. May this be 0bama’s undoing.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 4:58:39 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Kaslin

Played right, Friday’s document drop may win this election.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 5:01:13 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kjo

Just saw Dana Perrino on Fox running interference for Obama. “They didn’t deliberately mislead anyone”


14 posted on 10/21/2012 5:03:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: rodguy911
I agree....There are videos of this attack....and from several sources....They knew exactly what was going on and did nothing.

It was the lack of security which made the embassy a target.....

In the end, I believe Stevens knew too much and was a "sacrifice"....and that can only fall on Obama.

15 posted on 10/21/2012 5:09:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: jersey117

Yeah...at this point one has to wonder even about Fox. There seems to be a clear consensus across the media that we somehow “need” four more years of this fraud.

Maybe a huge war is shaping up in the Middle East and the powers that be want a preceived Muslim in the White House...it’s the only thing I can figure.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 5:11:52 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Kaslin

When Romney says tommorrow Night that Mr. President you said last week you were offended that someone would Suggest you would Mislead the American People about an Ambassador being Killed,These are your people ,you send them into Dangerous areas,WELL,YOU,The Secretary of State,Your UN Ambassador,In appearance after appearance Stated That The Intelligence you had at the time,said this was caused by a Video. Mr.President the “Sensitve Documents”sent by Ambassador Stevens Himself,and there were several,was begging for additonal security.He stated that Islamic Extremism was on the Rise,Alqueda Flags were flying over Government Buildings,the Attacks on the American Red Cross,the British Ambassador were by Islamist extremists,and was going to get worse unless more security was sent.
Now Mr. President,neither you,Hillary Clinton,or UN ambassador Susan Rice mentioned Islamic Extremism,Alqueda at all as being involved in any of these actions on Television or the speech in the Rose Garden or any of the Comedy or talk shows. This is your problem Mr. President Your Ideology,you refuse to Identify who it is who are trying to kill us,you are purging from all Government Corresponce any mention of Islamist extremism,your Campaign until the Murder of ambassador Stevens was claiming that Alqueda was on its Heels,now you drop that from your speeches. Yes Mr. President you have Mislead the American People,your Ideology Prevents you from admitting who it is we are Fighting and the American People Are entitled to Know the truth and to Have a President who has the Courage to Tell it to them


17 posted on 10/21/2012 5:34:04 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Ann Archy
WOW!! Stevens, who was VERY PRO-MUSLIM said that the attackers were targeting CHRISTIANS!!!! Well, well, well.
Good catch! From the link:
After the U.S. consulate in Benghazi had been damaged by an improvised explosive device, earlier that month, Stevens had reported to his superiors that
  • an Islamist group had claimed credit for the attack,
and in so doing, had “described the attack as
  • ‘targeting the Christians supervising the management of the consulate.”
So Stevens’ “hair was on fire” - and the State Department just whistled past the graveyard.

Then when the going got tough, Obama was taking a nap. And then rhetorically subverted the First Amendment at the UN.


18 posted on 10/21/2012 5:34:28 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: jersey117

Dana Perrino is a useful idiot for the leftwing kooks.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 5:42:30 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
This has a very bad smell about it, as though this was a deliberate set up by the White House.

It has the earmarks of a political assassination or in more frank language, murder.

The one remaining question is who was the top dog that orchestrated or gave orders to make it happen?

20 posted on 10/21/2012 5:46:24 AM PDT by varon (The clouds are beginning to part........)
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To: rodguy911
Last night on Judge Jeanine Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer stated that at almost any time during the 8 hour seige in Benghazi help could have been sent and reached the area in about a half hour from nearby U.S. ships off N. Africa.

To me, this is one aspect of the entire Benghazi situation that has gotten very little attention so far. The battle raged for 8 hours, but no effort was made to send help to the embattled consulate. Why? This is something that Romney needs to ask Obama point blank during Monday's debate. He need to hammer this point home.

21 posted on 10/21/2012 5:49:54 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Venturer
Is he on the side of America or the Muslims?

Once a Muslim always a Muslim. His whole ME foreign policy is tilted toward facilitation of radical dominance.

He's not a closet Muslim. He's out in the open with his actions and the only thing missing is a prayer rug with the Presidential Seal.

22 posted on 10/21/2012 5:52:45 AM PDT by varon (The clouds are beginning to part........)
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To: Kaslin
Now there's a report that we had drones out there, and the ambassador called for extra security and they were denied it.

It's over for Zero. He should be in jail.

23 posted on 10/21/2012 5:53:53 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kaslin

James Rosen and Bret Baier rock. I wish they could have teamed up with A Watergate-like exposé that would have registered an 8.2 on the Richter Scale.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 5:58:10 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: GreenHornet

I am yelling yes, yes, yes to your reply!


25 posted on 10/21/2012 6:01:15 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

A six hour siege broadcast live on state dept net .. Might be on video tape as well. The CIA men weren’t even supposed to be there. How will Obama ever restore the Blind Shiek to the Egyptian brothers?


26 posted on 10/21/2012 6:04:28 AM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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To: varon

By now, Chris Stevens & Ron Brown are comparing notes on the dangers of working for any administration that includes a Clinton or an Obama.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 6:05:56 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I would argue negligence. Pure and simple.

The administration was drifting, leaderless, rudderless. There was no concern for reality. Reality would take care of its self. The total mental and physical effort of the top echelon was the campaign.

It was far more important to find and seize any possible Romney utterance than it was to react to the distraction of a threat in Libya. There are threats every where, all the time.

The campaign is here and now.


28 posted on 10/21/2012 6:13:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kaslin

I on the other hand will be completely surprised if it wasn’t set up by Hillary and the WH.


29 posted on 10/21/2012 6:17:25 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Kaslin; Venturer

BUMP! BUMP!


30 posted on 10/21/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin

Who were these cables specifically addressed to at the state department and what did this person do with the communications?


31 posted on 10/21/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Kaslin

People should be prosecuted and sent to prison. If not executed. But I won’t hold my breath even if Romney wins and the GOP takes the senate.


32 posted on 10/21/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( c)
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